Cuauhtémoc Municipality, Chihuahua

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Municipality of Cuauhtémoc in Chihuahua
Coordinates: 28°25′N106°52′W / 28.417°N 106.867°W / 28.417; -106.867 Coordinates: 28°25′N106°52′W / 28.417°N 106.867°W / 28.417; -106.867
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Seat Cuauhtémoc
Area
  Total3,018.9 km2 (1,165.6 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
  Total154,639

Cuauhtémoc is a municipality in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It was named after the Aztec Indian ruler Cuauhtémoc, which means "aguila que cae" (fallen eagle). The municipality's seat is Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. The municipality is located to the west of the Chihuahua's capital city, Chihuahua. There is a close relation between three cultures in this region: Mennonite culture, Tarahumara culture and mestizo culture. Since 1994 there is a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary arts festival known as "Festival de las Tres Culturas".

Chihuahua (state) State of Mexico

Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.

Cuauhtémoc Tlatoani of Tenochtitlan

Cuauhtémoc was the Aztec ruler (tlatoani) of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521, making him the last Aztec Emperor. The name Cuauhtemōc means "one who has descended like an eagle", and is commonly rendered in English as "Descending Eagle", as in the moment when an eagle folds its wings and plummets down to strike its prey. This is a name that implies aggressiveness and determination.

Mestizo race

Mestizo is a term traditionally used in Spain, Latin America and the Philippines that originally referred to a person of combined European and Indigenous American descent, regardless of where the person was born. The term was used as an ethnic/racial category in the casta system that was in use during the Spanish Empire's control of its American and Asian colonies. Nowadays though, particularly in Spanish America, mestizo has become more of a cultural term, with culturally mainstream Latin Americans regarded or termed as mestizos regardless of their actual ancestry and with the term Indian being reserved exclusively for people who have maintained a separate indigenous ethnic identity, language, tribal affiliation, etc. Consequently, today, the vast majority of Spanish-speaking Latin Americans are regarded as mestizos.

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Demographics

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 154,639, [1]

As of 2010, the city of Cuauhtémoc had a population of 114,007. [1] Other than the city of Cuauhtémoc, the municipality had 664 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Colonia Anáhuac (9,952), classified as urban, and Colonia Obregón (Rubio) (2,241), and La Quemada (1,272), classified as rural. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Cuauhtémoc". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.